Basketball Ballarat’s Home-Stay-Play Program Continues to Thrive

Basketball Ballarat’s Home-Stay-Play Program continues to grow since the launch on April 13th in response to the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.

The Home-Stay-Play Program is a grassroots focused program which has a page dedicated to Coaches, Referees and Players aged 5-7,8-14 and 15+. People can register their interest in one or more categories and be sent email updates with new educational material every Monday.

The program is lead by CEO Peter Eddy and Joel Anderson with support of Chloe Dunmore and Ryan McKew along with a range of Athletes, Coaches and experts adding additional support to the program.

In under a month the program has amassed more than 3,500 views with registrations over 400+ as it continues to grow each week. The program delivers content for participants to complete at home under the guidance of Basketball Ballarat’s Coaches, Athletes and Staff.

In addition to the programs aimed at players, is the addition of specialised referee training and a weekly Online Coaching Clinic.

The reach of the program continues to expand with strong support from the City of Ballarat, Federation University Australia and Basketball Victoria.

Basketball Ballarat CEO Peter Eddy said via Basketball Victoria that he felt his association’s priority during this unprecedented period was to be there as an acting body and keep heads up for everyone involved in the sport.

“No one has been in a situation like this where there is no organised sport before now,” Eddy said. “Keeping people energised and focused is the only way to ensure they’re up and ready to play again once this shut down is over.

“We see it as important to provide free engagement tools for all our members, players, referees, coaches and parents so they maintain a sense of affiliation with Basketball Ballarat while physically separated from us and to encourage potential new members.”

It’s not too late to register which can be done here:

The Basketball Ballarat Home-Stay-Play program is proudly supported by the City of Ballarat